Mormons March in Utah Pride Parade
CNN reports a welcome sight could be seen Sunday, June 3 at the gay Pride parade in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The celebration not only drew thousands of people from the LGBT community, but a few hundred heterosexual Mormon supporters who marched in the Pride parade as well.
The group was organized by Mormons Building Bridges – a group dedicated to showing support and changing the way the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints views the LGBT community. The group plans to also march in a number of other gay pride parades throughout the country this year.
“I have a friend who asked me ... why I wasn’t at church today and I said, ‘I’m going to the gay pride parade,’ ” said one Mormon who marched in Sunday’s parade, according to KSTU.
"'He said, ‘Don’t Mormons hate gay people?’ ” the marcher continued. “I said, ‘Some do, but I don’t.’”
The Mormons Building Bridges Facebook page asks all Mormons to consider their actions saying, “... Each Latter-day Saint family and individual should carefully consider whether their attitudes and actions toward others properly reflect Jesus Christ’s second great commandment –to love one another."
Take a look at the heartwarming video clip from the Salt Lake City Pride Parade below.